Archives of Sexuality & Gender and Pride Month

Posted June 10, 2016

By: Reggie Brown and Tara Blair

LGBTQ Pride Month is underway. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and supporters have celebrated the month of June as “Pride Month” to honor the 1969 stonewall riots in Manhattan. Pride Month, was once “Gay Pride Day” the last Sunday in June, but has since grown to the current month long celebration.

In New Your City, just after 3 a.m., police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club. The streets turned violent as patrons and sympathizers in the area began to riot against the police. While police were justified legally to raid due to the club serving liquor without a license, the gay community at that time had grown increasingly agitated with the police department targeting of clubs for the gay community. The riot was followed by several days of demonstrations and considered a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

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Leach, Dawn. “Evenings Out.” Gay People’s Chronicle 13 Sept. 1996. Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. Web. 10 June 2016

 

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Bring All the Colors of the Rainbow to Your Collection

Posted  on June 7, 2016

By Liz Mason, Vice President, Product, Gale

Searching for an “unparalleled assemblage of newsletters, newspapers, and periodicals by, for, and about gays and lesbians?” Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from microfilm, newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

LGBTQ issues were at the forefront of the news in 2015. A major U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, high-profile transgender celebrity appearances, and many related stories dominated social news. Many media have declared the Rainbow Revolution in full effect. And while LGBTQ resources have been published for many years (the USC library began their collection in 1952), access to materials has been limited and not broadly publicized. In fact, libraries with significant LGBTQ collections remain small in number.

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A Treasure Trove of Queer History Is Now Online

Gale’s Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity being called “A Treasure Trove of Queer History” by Advocate Magazine Published on April 14,2016 Gale’s Archive of Human Sexuality and Identity was recently featured in Advocate Magazine, a leading U.S.-based national gay and lesbian news magazine. In the publication, the collection is noted for its depth of information covering … Read more

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: What is It?

Posted February 24, 2016

By Robert L. Lisiecki

As you may or may not know, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, recently released a new primary source collection, Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940This collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources and is perfect for students, educators, and researchers looking for the largest available, accessible collection materials supporting Women, Gender, LGBTQ, and Sexuality studies.

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Put Your Library on the Map with LGBTQ Resources

Posted January 27, 2016

By Tina Creguer

LGBTQ issues were at the forefront of the news in 2015.  A major U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, high-profile transgender celebrity appearances, and many related stories dominated social news.  Many media have declared the Rainbow Revolution in full effect.  And while LGBTQ resources have been published for many years (the USC library began their collection in 1952), access to materials has been limited and not broadly publicized.  In fact, libraries with significant LGBTQ collections remain small in number (see this map showing library locations).

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